Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Coronation of the Virgiin

Jean Fouquet or Jehan Fouquet (1420 - 1481)
The Coronation of the Virgin 1461
From The Heures d'Étienne Chevalier
Musée Condé, Chantilly, Oise

At morn- at noon- at twilight dim-
Maria! thou hast heard my hymn!
In joy and woe- in good and ill-
Mother of God, be with me still!

When the hours flew brightly by,
And not a cloud obscured the sky,
My soul, lest it should truant be,
Thy grace did guide to thine and thee.

Now, when storms of Fate o'ercast
Darkly my Present and my Past,
Let my Future radiant shine
With sweet hopes of thee and thine!

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)